CGLA September 2013 Newsletter


CGLA Celebrates 40th Anniversary... in two very special ways

In 2013 CGLA celebrates 40 years of providing legal services to the most vulnerable in our community and society. Throughout the past four decades, CGLA has served tens of thousands of clients by ensuring they have access to justice and mercy.

To guarantee these services continue for at least the next forty years, CGLA is launching a MAJOR GIFTS CAMPAIGN to raise $1 million dollars by June 30, 2014. And on September 26, CGLA is holding its 40th ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL BENEFIT at Union Station to raise both funds and awareness about the work done to change lives.

Campaign Chair Kimball Anderson, Partner at Winston & Strawn, is leading the MAJOR GIFTS CAMPAIGN effort. The Campaign Cabinet and Alumni Committee are working with current and past donors, volunteers and alumni, asking them to provide an additional gift of support. To date more than 25 individuals have made gifts totaling almost $500,000.

The campaign dollars raised will allow CGLA to do the following:

  • Provide critical resources needed to implement our strategic vision
  • Fund the pilot program of the holistic/collaborative service model.
  • Develop an interdisciplinary assessment tool to provide clients with a strong foundation for a whole life transformation.
  • Establish a 60 day reserve fund to provide CGLA financial stability.

We need your help to be successful and meet this important goal!

Justice. Opportunities. Second Chances.
This is the theme of CGLA’s 40th ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL BENEFIT with the goal to raise both funds and awareness about the work done to change lives. Serving as the Benefit Chairs, Kimball and Karen Anderson will host 900 guests at Union Station on Thursday, September 26th. The VIP Reception begins at 5:30 pm (by invitation only) with the Annual Benefit starting at 6 pm. A stellar silent auction, entertainment and music for dancing will be provided.

The event does not have an admission fee but a call to action and free will offering is asked. In honor of its 40th anniversary CGLA is asking all attendees to consider a gift of at least $400, for example, a gift of $40 per month for 10 months. Please consider joining us on this special evening by either hosting a table or attending. To sign up or host a table, go to

If you would like more information or volunteer for either of these opportunities, please call the Development Offices at 312-738-2452 ext. 402.

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